Ask The Candidates Your Questions
What do you want to know about the candidates’ positions? Here is your chance to participate in the upcoming People’s Debate between former Senator George Allen (R) and former Governor Tim Kaine (D) by submitting your questions here. If your question is selected, it will be asked during the live debate taking place on October 8, 2012.
To submit a question, use the ‘Post new comment’ area below. To increase your chances of having your question picked, keep the following in mind:
- Keep the question short and succinct. Make sure the panelists and candidates understand what you’re trying to learn.
- Feel free to suggest a tough question - but avoid name-calling, bad language, and diatribe. We wish to promote a civil discourse that will help viewers better understand the candidates’ positions.
- Positions on issues, public statements, votes taken, performance in office are all fair topics of inquiry. Remember, this is your opportunity to learn more about the candidates.
- Hypothetical questions are ok, if they will help to elucidate the candidates’ positions on issues relevant to voters. Don’t pose hypotheticals involving unlikely scenarios. We won’t ask the candidates how they’d handle an invasion from Mars, but we might ask about situations that haven’t occurred but reasonably could.
When submitting your question via the Comments box, include your Name and a valid E-mail address. You do not need to enter a Homepage (website) address. Enter your question in the “Comment” area and then click the “Submit Comment” button to send us your question.
Remember, your question could be asked during the live debate, which will be seen on television stations throughout Virginia. The debate will also simul-cast on WCVE Public Radio.